Durant Democrat- RSS news Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/news http://durantdemocrat.com/section/news Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:43:10 EST 1800 See scenes of Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150289437/See-scenes-of-Durant How do you celebrate Durant? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:45:07 EST Education board OKs budget request for teacher pay http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150285450/Education-board-OKs-budget-request-for-teacher-pay OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma teachers would receive a $2,500 across-the-board pay raise under a budget proposal approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, but they shouldn't plan to spend the money any time soon. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:50:07 EST Officials discuss jail escape http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150276706/Officials-discuss-jail-escape Bryan County commissioners and the sheriff's office have begun looking at ways to prevent potentially dangerous criminals from escaping jail custody. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:09:32 EST Candidates spar over directors’ pay raises http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150285500/Candidates-spar-over-directors-pay-raises OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican governor and her Democratic candidate opponent are sparring over pay raises for state agency directors. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:34:11 EST Fun and music support local cancer fighter http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150246269/Fun-and-music-support-local-cancer-fighter The Spinal Clinic in Durant usually focuses on patients' health, but it recently concentrated efforts toward the health of a family member. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:58:10 EST 3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150274727/3-states-deny-gay-unions-despite-appellate-rulings WASHINGTON (AP) — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:12:08 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150267278/Bank-robbery-suspects-in-custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:52 EST Chamber welcomes restoration organization to Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150218580/Chamber-welcomes-restoration-organization-to-Durant The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome an organization that aims to restore Durant. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:09 EST Local haunted house gives back to the community http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150244920/Local-haunted-house-gives-back-to-the-community A local group aims to scare because it cares this month. Primrose Haunts presents Talon's Market and Slaughter House, a haunted house that gives back. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:16:11 EST Tanner Young Wins ‘Rising Legend’ award for country music http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150199764/Tanner-Young-Wins-Rising-Legend-award-for-country-music Tanner Young of Colbert recently traveled to Le Mars, lowa to receive the 2014 “Rising Legend Award” from the National Traditional Country Music Association. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:15 EST County commissioners discuss fairground issues http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150242052/County-commissioners-discuss-fairground-issues County Commissioners discussed issues at the Bryan County Fairgrounds during a meeting Monday morning. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:10 EST SE ranks 6th nationally in producing Native American graduates http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150230413/SE-ranks-6th-nationally-in-producing-Native-American-graduates In what is becoming an annual tradition, Southeastern Oklahoma State University once again ranks among the nation's leaders in producing Native American graduates. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:52:16 EST SE Live/Native American Visitation Day set http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150230360/SE-Live/Native-American-Visitation-Day-set Southeastern Oklahoma State University has scheduled “SE Live Open House and Native American Visitation Day'' for Wednesday, November 12, on the Durant campus. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:52:14 EST Superintendent candidates endorse teacher pay hike http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150238858/Superintendent-candidates-endorse-teacher-pay-hike EDMOND (AP) — The Republican and Democratic contenders to become Oklahoma's top education official both endorsed pay raises for teachers and a reduction in the number of tests public school students must take every year during a public... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:12 EST GOP expected to hold Oklahoma legislative majority http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150234806/GOP-expected-to-hold-Oklahoma-legislative-majority OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Republicans holding huge majorities in the Oklahoma House and Senate, Democrats are content to target what they say are vulnerable GOP-controlled seats in the Nov. 4 general election. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:45:10 EST Former Choctaw Chief receives Inaugural Leadership Award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150181348/Former-Choctaw-Chief-receives-Inaugural-Leadership-Award Native veterans, language preservationists, artists, a renowned female ceremonial dancer and a former Chief of the Choctaw Nation were among those recognized at the sixth annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors recently held in Oklahoma... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:37:16 EST Doctor who performs abortions unable to meet law http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150209852/Doctor-who-performs-abortions-unable-to-meet-law OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma abortion provider who performs 44 percent of all abortions in the state has tried without success to comply with a new state law requiring abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:13:16 EST Who’s afraid of the hunger monster? http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150164885/Whos-afraid-of-the-hunger-monster One member of the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger passed on to other members a story a friend tells about his wife, who is a Durant second-grade teacher. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:31:09 EST Factors that affect the percentage of cows cycling http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150209582/Factors-that-affect-the-percentage-of-cows-cycling The breeding season is only weeks away for those herds that have a fall calving program. The most important factors that determine if, and when, a cow returns to cycling activity were analyzed by Kansas State University physiologists. Over a period of... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:37:13 EST Man injured in rollover crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150210928/Man-injured-in-rollover-crash A Hendrix man was injured Friday after he rolled his car, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. 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